Velasquez vs. Silva, Overeem vs. dos Santos booked for UFC 160
Tonight the UFC President was in Ireland accepting an award at Trinity College in Dublin. He even told everyone on Twitter that he was buying the pints after the ceremony:
On my way to Ireland!!! Land minday and then Trinity College Dublin on Tues. I’m buying PINTS after the ceremony.
According to member of the Twitter-verse who lives in Ireland and was bought a pint by Dana White, the President revealed two heavyweight matchups in the works. The first a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio Silva who previously lost to the champion. And the second being two high profile heavyweights coming off loses, Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.
Update: This story has indeed been confirmed by the UFC and officiall announced tonight:
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is already setting the table for its annual Memorial Day Weekend pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.
And it’s going to be a big feast … literally.
It was just revealed on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight” (Feb 12, 2013) that current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio Silva at UFC 160, which will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena, serving as a rematch of their 2012 encounter at UFC 146.
If the recently-announced Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva UFC 160 Heavyweight main event title fight wasn’t big enough for you, this massive mixed martial arts (MMA) showdown should send you over the top.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced this evening (via “UFC Tonight”) that the co-main event of the promotion’s annual Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza will feature an explosive bout between arguably two of the best strikers in sport.
Former 265-pound kingpin, Junior dos Santos, and former No. 1 division contender, Alistair Overeem, will lock powerful horns once and for all at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.